TOPEKA – To better assist job seekers with finding great employment in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Commerce and KANSASWORKS are pleased to introduce the new KANSASWORKS app, available today on both Apple and Android devices.
This free app was designed to make it easier for Kansans to find work in the state. Once installed, the app will be able to find jobs through keyword and title searches or by zip code.
“Our agency is working hard to bring new business to the state and help companies that already call Kansas home to grow and become great successes,” said Robert North, Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “To grow a business anywhere, you need a pipeline of qualified employees to fill open positions. If we can make finding and hiring great workers easier, and at the same time help Kansans find rewarding employment, then this app will be a be a huge benefit to the state.”
Features of the app include:
Simple job search in Kansas
Search by job title, location and radius you’re willing to commute
View jobs that suite your goals
Connect with employers via KANSASWORKS.com, save jobs and share with friends
Bookmark your favorite jobs for follow up
Find a local KANSASWORK Workforce Center
“KANSASWORKS has been busy leveraging technology to assist employers and job seekers in our state, and this app is the latest effort to make it easier to help make matches between the needs of our employers with job seekers on the market,” said Mike Beene, Director of Employment Services at the Kansas Department of Commerce.
Kansas is one of six new states to be awarded a grant by Troops to Teachers, a military transition program within the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support that assists U.S. service veterans looking to start a teaching career.
“This grant is another great resource to assist service members interested in becoming a teacher in Kansas,” said Steve Harmon, Education Services Office, Kansas National Guard. “We encourage qualified service members to explore this career opportunity.”
Alabama, Michigan and Ohio Were also awarded grants along with two consortia comprised of New Jersey and Delaware, and Missouri and Iowa. The 2018 grants received will provide services for a five-year term ending in May 2023.
With TTT state grants, local state education departments and agencies are able to assist military members, veterans and TTT participants with local counseling and guidance. These local offices become the frontline for certification and hiring information, resources, and technical assistance on meeting teacher requirements related to each individual state.
Registration for the program is free and requires no commitment. Members can register via the program website, www.proudtoserveagain.com. The website also offers a list of teaching opportunities available to participants and a calendar of events listing recruiting and other types of program events. Headquarters TTT program reps also can be reached by calling 1-800-231-6242 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB OF THE DAY – LIBRARY CUSTODIAN – FORT SCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Fort Scott Public Library has an opening for a part-time Custodian. Responsibilities include cleaning the library, some yard work, clearing snow/ice from sidewalks, and minor maintenance work as necessary. Positions opened until filed.
Applications available at 201 S. National Ave. No phone calls, please. Bourbon County residency required. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
JOB OF THE DAY – FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST – FORT SCOTT MERCY HOSPITAL
Fort Scott Mercy Hospital is seeking applicants for a RECEPTIONIST. Job responsibilities include greeting patients, scheduling, registering, answering the telephone, taking messages, posting charges, and filing. Apply online at http://ow.ly/zWox30jGhw6
New position open for an assistant herdsman at Foster Dairy of Fort Scott, KS.
We are a progressive dairy looking to continue growth in all areas. Position roles will primarily be in the assistance of managing our milking herd with the use of Lely robotic milkers as well as feeding baby calves and managing overall herd health at all ages.
We milk about 180 cows on 3 robots, have over 400 animals, farm over 500 acres, total acreage over 1000.
Preference will be given to applicants with dairy experience and/or college degree in animal science. Pay based upon experience. Housing not provided, but can assist in locating.
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Fort Scott National Historic Site is looking for area high school students to apply for the United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Member positions for the summer.
Applications must be turned in by April 30 to the FSNHS.
Students must be at least 15 years old at the start of enrollment and not reach age 19 before completion.
“The Fort is looking to hire four high school students full-time, a 40-hour week from Tuesday through Saturday,” Tiffiny Durham, an employee of the fort, told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the weekly coffee.
Two males and two females will be hired through the Youth Corps, she said.
“Applications will be thrown into a lottery system,” she said.
The positions will help with different events at the fort.
The start date for the positions is June 18 and will end August 11, according to information provided by Durham. YCC members will be paid minimum wage.
Students will work together as a team to create projects, which will help develop leadership skills, according to the information provided.
In addition to the age restrictions, the following are required:
You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
You must be able to obtain a work permit.
You must provide a valid Social Security number or apply for one.
You must be able to fulfill the functions of the assigned work with or without reasonable accommodation.
For more information contact Durham at 620-223-0310.
JOB OF THE DAY – FULL-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE – COBALT MEDPLANS
Cobalt MedPlans is seeking applicants for CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE.
Education/Experience includes a high school diploma or GED and one year of claims adjudication/customer service or equivalent.
Responsibilities include responding to phone call inquiries regarding the processing of a claim, researching policy information and membership records to resolve issues, and may also process claims or adjustments.